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United States Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach Presents Credentials

September 25, 2013, Addis Ababa – Patricia Haslach, United States Ambassador to Ethiopia, presented her credentials to President Girma Wolde-Giorgis today, September 25, 2013 at a credentialing ceremony held at the National Place. The United States Embassy in Addis Ababa released a video introducing Ambassador Haslach to the Ethiopian public.  The video can be found ...
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57 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in at U.S. Embassy

Addis Ababa, September 20, 2013 – Ambassador-Designate Patricia Haslach administered the oath of service to 57 new Peace Corps Volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa today.  With this new group, there are now 203 Peace Corps Volunteers in Ethiopia providing English language education, combating HIV/AIDS, preventing environmental degradation, and promoting food security.  The ...
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Acting Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet will visit Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 16, 2013: Acting Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet will visit Ethiopia from August 14-21, 2013.  In July, President Obama nominated Ms. Hessler-Radelet to be the permanent director of the Peace Corps, pending confirmation by the U.S. Senate. On August 19, Ms. Hessler-Radelet will meet with a new group of 57 Peace ...
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AGOA Forum 2013

The 12th annual African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum takes place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the theme “Sustainable Transformation through Trade and Technology,” bringing together senior U.S. administration officials, African government ministers as well as U.S. and African business and civil society stakeholders. The private sector, civil society, and African Women Entrepreneurs Program ...
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Statement of Patricia M. Haslach, U.S. Ambassador-designate to Ethiopia, Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Corker, and distinguished members of the Committee, I am deeply honored to appear before you today to seek confirmation as U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. I appreciate the confidence that President Obama and Secretary Kerry have shown in me by this nomination. If confirmed, I look forward ...
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